This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!
Just like last week’s vibrant Mediterranean vegetable soup this honey mustard turkey pasta salad is an equally fantastic colourful healthy recipe option.
Plus, Lady Lynne said this would not only be great as a healthy lunch but also as a light summer dinner served with crusty bread, or even as a side. It has so many uses!
So, OK it’s still just hovering above freezing point here in Scotland, but you know what, sometimes I do fancy a change from soups every lunchtime.
This honey mustard turkey pasta salad is great for packed lunches at work, because it literally takes 30 minutes to make. So it’s easily made the night before.
The honey mustard dressing itself is just 4 ingredients shaken together in a jar! It’s one you can find so many other uses for!
Packed with 60% of your recommended daily protein intake. I especially like to have this on either a Monday or a Wednesday as those are my gym days, so I know I’m getting a good boost of protein to feed those tired muscles.
Believe it or not this recipe idea came from left over Christmas turkey that was in the freezer. Nothing, and I mean nothing goes to waste in this household.
I’ve grown addicted to this honey mustard turkey pasta salad though. Although I’ve no Christmas turkey left, lean turkey breast, grilled and sliced, as in the recipe below is just perfect.
I can’t believe I’ve mentioned Christmas in this recipe, seeing as it’s only April. But seeing as I have, let me just mention it again and say wouldn’t this dressing be absolutely perfect for that leftover Turkey on Boxing Day? 😆
Easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad with a really simple dressing that adds a whole lot of flavour!
- 100 g Whole wheat fusilli pasta
- 170 g cooked sliced turkey breast
- 4 spring onions sliced thinly
- Romaine or baby gem lettuce chopped
- 8 halved cherry tomatoes
- 20 g toasted pine nuts
- 100 ml no fat yogurt
- 2 tsp runny honey
- 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Salt to season
- Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, drain and set aside to cool.
- Place all of the honey mustard ingredients into a jar and shake well, then season to taste.
- Once cooled, in a bowl combine the pasta, turkey, spring onions, lettuce, tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.
- Combine contents of the bowl with the honey mustard dressing and serve.
Ideal for packed lunches
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